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Press Conference: Turkey’s Journalists in the Dock (Istanbul, Nov 29, 2019)

• Over 120 journalists remain in jail in Turkey • Over 100 terror-related investigations opened since Turkey’s incursion into Syria • Fair trial principles routinely breached • New efforts to stifle online media • Is the judicial reform strategy a sham or an opportunity? The International Press Institute (IPI) recently led a press freedom mission to […]

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Shock as Turkey’s court resists Supreme Court’s ruling to acquit Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the acquittal on all charges of leading Turkey journalist and IPI Executive Board member Kadri Gürsel after three years of arbitrary judicial harassment. However, IPI condemned yesterday’s decision by the same court to confirm the sentences of 12 of Gürsel’s co-defendants in the Cumhuriyet trial in defiance of […]

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IPI Executive Board member Kadri Gürsel and Cumhuriyet defendants return to court

On Thursday, November 21, leading Turkish journalist Kadri Gürsel, an Executive Board member of the International Press Institute (IPI), will be back in court for the start of a re-trial on terrorism-related charges. Gürsel will be joined by 12 former colleagues from the pro-secular newspaper Cumhuriyet. The re-trial is the latest staging post in the […]

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Groups launch Turkey press freedom mission report

The International Press Institute (IPI) highlighted the continued jailing of over 120 journalists in Turkey as a deep stain on the country’s human rights record at the launch of a joint report by eight international press freedom and journalism organizations on the status of press freedom in the country. Turkey’s Journalists in the Dock: The […]

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